It was a beautiful winter day in Florida, so 72 degrees lol. I met Ericka and Jason early in the afternoon at their venue the Skyline Ranch in Groveland Fl. Ericka was getting ready with her girls in the main house while Jason and his guys prepared in the adjacent loft space over the reception area. Having everyone and everything so close made it easy to quickly move from detail photos of her dress to portraits of the guys and back to the girls for portraits, once Jason was safely out of sight.
The ceremony took place on a deck overlooking the lake, it was perfect as the sun began to slowly make its way towards the tree tops across the lake. The lake was perfectly still as the couple said "I do" and shared their 1st kiss as husband and wife. We used the last bit of natural light to grab family portraits and photos of the wedding party before dusk settled in and we brought out our lighting for some dramatic night shots.
The reception took place under a large covered outdoor area which was perfectly decorated with curtains and string lights hung from the ceiling. The couple also hired a Brazilian Steak House to do the catering. It was both entertaining and mouth watering to watch them prepare the food. We captured candids as they celebrated and danced the night away with their friends and families. And when the party was over the couple shared one dance all by themselves on the dance floor before everyone lit up sparklers and wished them the best on their new journey as husband and wife.